Articles By Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – Microsoft to sell to Huawei; Spotify launches its own awards show; Google killing off Cloud Print

Welcome to another Monday’s episode of Hashtag Trending. We have U.S. relaxing its ban on Huawei, Spotify launching its own music awards, and Google killing off Cloud Print. Thank you for tuning in,

Published on: November 25th, 2019 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – Outlook loves Gmail; Apple Music for Business; beware of new ransomware

This episode of Hashtag Trending is pretty lighthearted. We have Microsoft bringing Gmail to Outlook web, Apple’s new music service for businesses, and a note of caution for Windows users. Thank you for

Published on: November 21st, 2019 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – Google Stadia lands in Canada; Microsoft Teams hits 20 million; Intel’s new graphics card

Hashtag Trending is all about news from Google today; for starters we have a story about Google Stadia launching in Canada, followed by the thriving Microsoft Team’s, then close out with Intel’s shiny

Published on: November 20th, 2019 Tom Li

Bell petition to cabinet: cheaper wholesale internet ‘yield no real benefits for Canadians’

Bell Canada has filed a petition to the cabinet in its latest effort to overturn the new internet wholesale rates set by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). The petition called for

Published on: November 15th, 2019 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – Github launches mobile app; Google under federal inquiry; Bell complains about internet wholesale rates

Today’s Hashtag Trending episode talks about the drama between Google and the U.S. government, as well as the friction between Bell and the CRTC. Also, GitHub launched a mobile app, so that’s pretty

Published on: November 14th, 2019 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – Disney server overload; Facebook secretly turning on cameras; best companies ranked

In this episode of Hashtag Trending, we talk about Disney+’s server overload, Facebook secretly activating cameras, and Americans voting for the best brand. Thank you for tuning in, it’s Wednesday, November 13th, and

Published on: November 13th, 2019 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – Google collects healthcare data; Twitter improves election honesty; YouTube yanks unprofitable channels

Listeners in Toronto are greeted with a fresh blanket of snow this morning. Before you head out to brave the cold white fluff, listen to us talk about Google collecting healthcare data, Twitter

Published on: November 12th, 2019 Tom Li

City of Ottawa to launch 311 AI chatbot powered by Microsoft’s Power Virtual Agent

ORLANDO --- The city of Ottawa has announced a new plan to pilot Microsoft’s Power Virtual Agent to increase the accessibility of its 311 services. Built in collaboration with Microsoft, Ottawa will begin

Published on: November 6th, 2019 Tom Li

Can a Chromebook replace a Windows PC? A week with the Google Pixelbook Go

When Google announced the Pixelbook Go at its Made by Google event in October, I was too enamoured with the Pixel 4 to pay it any attention. In an equal mix of familiarity

Published on: November 4th, 2019 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – Google’s new Paper Phone; WhatsApp sues Israeli surveillance firm; No more political ads on Twitter

Today’s Hashtag Trending episode sees Google replacing phones with paper, WhatsApp dishing out a new lawsuit, and Twitter banning political ads. Thank you for tuning in, it’s Thursday, Oct. 31st, and I’m your

Published on: October 31st, 2019 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – New Huawei foldable phone; Google’s new Montreal game studio; Google bricks Google home speakers

Huawei to launch Mate Xs foldable smartphone in March 2020, Montreal will be the first city to house a Google stadia game studio, Google bricks a number of devices through firmware update. Thank

Published on: October 25th, 2019 Tom Li

Telus IoT Shop lets businesses buy IoT data without credit checks

Telus recently launched an IoT Shop for small enterprises and developers to easily purchase IoT connectivity for product development and equipment testing. Traditional IoT connectivity needs businesses to meet a volume requirement. In

Published on: October 23rd, 2019 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – Pixel 4(K) recording frame cap; Adobe helps with creativity; Spotify giving away Google Home Mini

Google’s Pixel 4 smartphones don’t support 4K recording at 60 fps, Adobe is looking to inspire tired creatives, Spotify is giving away a Google Home Mini to premium subscribers. Thank you for tuning

Published on: October 23rd, 2019 Tom Li

Google Pixel 4 XL review: features aplenty, short on battery

The Pixel 4 continues to build on Google's legendary camera legacy with an improved camera array. It's a phenomenal shooter, but it's not distinctly better than the last generation's Pixel 3 XL. What

Published on: October 21st, 2019 Tom Li

Hashtag Trending – Made by Google event recap

Hashtag Trending is all about Google today. At its launch event in New York City, Google launched its Pixel 4 smartphones, Pixelbook Go Chromebook, and the wireless Pixel buds. Thank you for tuning

Published on: October 16th, 2019 Tom Li